HSBC Women’s World Championship stars get exclusive first look at Sentosa Sensoryscape

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Singapore, 27th February 2024: HSBC welcomed the world’s leading golfers to Singapore with
an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at Sentosa’s newest attraction.
Ahead of this week’s HSBC Women’s World Championship, World No.1 Lilia Vu (America) was
joined by World No.3 Celine Boutier (France), World No. 4 Ruoning Yin (China), and two-time
defending champion, Jin Young Ko (South Korea) at Sentosa Sensoryscape – a new, innovative
experiential attraction which is soft launching next month in Singapore. Sentosa Sensoryscape
will link Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in the north to the island’s beaches in the south –
opening up the essence of Singapore for international visitors and the local community.

Lilia Vu said: “I’ve loved returning to Singapore this year. It’s an amazing place – it’s been really
cool to have the chance to experience something new here at Sentosa away from the golf course
with a sneak peek of this new attraction.”

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The world’s best golfer will be looking to build on her breakout 2023 season, which saw her win
the first and last Majors of the year, by now adding the HSBC Women’s World Championship
title to her impressive resume.

Defending champion Jin Young Ko on winning last year…

“When I think about HSBC, it’s always happy because I won twice. And time flies so fast. I can’t believe it was one year ago. And I’m very excited to be back here.”

On how she feels coming into the week…

“I don’t have any pressure because I was lucky to win twice in this tournament, but I don’t want to make me work harder and have any pressure from there. This week I’ll just try, try myself, try to best myself and just go with myself and see what happens.”

“This year is going to be my 10th year with the LPGA Tour. So, I mean, I had lot of injuries last three years, but now I feel it’s getting better in the last two years. And yes, I’m getting old, but my body is getting better I would say.”

The 2021 Chevron Champion Patty Tavatanakit on returning to Singapore…

“I’m really excited to be back in Singapore and to tee it up in front of the Singapore fans this weekend at HSBC. I love being here. I love this country. It’s always one of my favourite events to come. So I’m really looking forward to having fun this week.”

On the 2024 Paris Olympics being her biggest goal of the year…

“It’s the biggest sporting event in the world. Every athlete from every sport wants to represent their country during that week. It was just an honourable feeling to be able to represent Thailand in Japan. Being in the Olympic Village was so cool. It felt like I was back in college a little bit, just seeing all the athletes, but like times ten with all the amount of people, the amount of adversity in the Olympic Village. So it would be great if I could experience that again this year. Fingers crossed.”

World No.4 Ruoning Yin on her first impressions of the HSBC Women’s World Championship…

“I just played nine holes today on the course, I think, the fairway is quite narrow and the green speed was pretty fast. But I think it’s hard to chip the ball with chipping in kind of the stuff.

I think this tournament is such an amazing tournament and just to have so many iconic women here, it just feels amazing to make my debut here.”

On the valuable experience of the HSBC Junior Programme…

“I think the HSBC Junior Programme has definitely helped me like through the years, like all the good players in China, like junior golfers in China, they’re all playing HSBC Junior Programme.

And I think that gave me more experience like to think through the best player at that time and give me a lot of experience, work, like play in front of a group and things like that. I think it’s quite helpful.”

Two-time major champion Minjee Lee on what she loves about this tournament…

“The course speaks for itself. It’s always in great condition, and yeah, I think Singapore is a great stop on our tour, and I think the tournament sponsors always try to elevate the tournament itself, and obviously always push the women’s game to a new level. So always have fun coming back here.”

Credit: IMG

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